Community Development

  • Accessory Buildings
    An accessory building is any secondary building on a single family lot other than the main habitable building. See information on zoning, location, drawings and permits.
  • Construction Complaints
    Complaints against contractors process.
  • Electrical Safety Check List
    Electrical safety tips for homeowners.
  • Garage Conversions
    Conversion of garages into habitable living space is permitted providing the basic criteria have been met. Find out more about these requirements.
  • Garden & Retaining Walls
    Retaining walls are built to create level planting areas or to increase usable yard space. Garden walls are decorative walls to crate patio and yard areas and to shield homes from street areas.
  • Is a Permit Required?
    Will your next project require a building permit?
  • Patios & Decks
    Definitions, permits, drawings, applying, development requirements and inspections information for patios & decks.
  • Re-roofing FAQs
    One of the most costly home maintenance tasks that homeowners may face is the replacement of the roof of their homes. Read the FAQs to ensure you get the maximum years of protection from your roof.
  • Room Additions
    Find out the definition of a room addition, zoning, drawings, non-structural considerations, energey efficiency standards, permits required and more.
  • Swimming Pools
    Learn about how to apply for a swimming pool permit, information on spas and hot tubs and various setback, plumbing and barrier requirements.
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Building Division

Homeowner Guides

In order to make your home construction job easier there are a number of reference guides available.

View the Drowning Prevention Brochure for important safety information benefitting the homeowner.